Saturday, September 15, 2018

Saturday's Critters #248

Welcome to Saturday's Critters !


If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

My post is more on our visit to Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware. We were there during a great time to see the Egrets, Herons and Shorebirds on the move. It's migration time, sad to see these beauties leaving us for now. 

Pretty view of a couple of Bobolinks.



Deer and it's reflection


A Blue Grosbeak, sorry about the tree branch in the way. 


Just a guess below is a female Common Yellowthroat


Five juvenile Night Herons. 


Peregrine Falcon


Cedar Waxwing, I hope that is berry juice on it's chest. 


Green Heron in the hunt position. There is a shadow of the tree above right in the heron's head.  


Another Peregrine Falcon


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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

71 comments:

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, thanks for posting this meme. I love seeing the Peregrine Falcon and yes, I think the red on the waxwing, is berry juice. Have a great day. Jo

Anonymous said...

The first peregrine looks like he could use a comb. LOL Having a "bad-feather" day.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent. Love the reflecting deer and the sweet little birdies. The Falcon is magnificent and I too hope that is juice on the Waxwings chest.
MB

Mikael Bergman said...

amazing pictures

Nancy Chan said...

Pretty birds and deer. I fear for the deer walking in the water, hope there is no crocodiles lurking around.

Margaret Adamson said...

A ownderful selection of critters this week, Thanks for hosting Eileen. Have a great weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

great shots! Nice to see the waxwing. Last year they were mostly absent where I live.I hope they will come this season. In a monght or two. :)

A Colorful World said...

Love the falcons and the bobolink. I've never seen a Blue Grosbeak so he was very interesting! The deer reflection was also lovely. Such a nice post!

Tom said...

...oh my, that shot of the deer is wonderful!

DIMI said...

Good morning Eileen!
Great post and beautiful critters!
Gorgeous pictures of the deer with the great reflection,the Cedar Waxwing, the Blue Grosbeak, and the cute couple of Bobolinks!
Great captures of the Falcon and the Green Heron! Thank you for sharing!Have a lovely day and happy weekend!
Dimi...

Shiju Sugunan said...

Wonderful variety of birds. Very interesting post!

David Gascoigne said...

That is a really nice range of birds, Eileen. The Bobolinks have been gone from here for a couple of weeks now, a sure sign that fall is approaching. You would never know it based on temperature. Yesterday it got up to around 33 degrees and we sat out in the patio at our favourite restaurant for dinner last night. Amazing!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
always love the burds... but oh! ...deer.. &*> YAM xx

biebkriebels said...

Wonderful photos of the Falcon!

Rejane Tazza said...

Aves tão lindas que tão bem foram clicadas por ti! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

bill burke said...

What a wonderful variety of critters, such beautiful photos, Eileen. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures! We have the Peregrine Falcon near the garden :-)) Happy weekend!

italiafinlandia said...

So many lovely critters! Today I'll pick the Peregrine falcon.
Very nice to see.
Have a great weekend!

Kate said...

Where do you find these wonderful birds!? Your camera certainly does a great job for you, a talented photographer.

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! The deer reflection is really nice! Love the falcon!

Nick V. said...

Another beautiful selection of critters this week, Eileen, marvellous photos all of them!

Debbie said...

i have never seen, nor heard of a bobolink, it is a beautiful bird and that is a gorgeous picture!!

and what an unusual sighting of the deer, i wonder how often people see them in water like that, the reflection is gorgeous!!

how lucky to see the falcon, it looks like it was a great day to see wildlife!!!

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic images Eileen, but, I love the Peregrine Falcon, beautiful.

Lea said...

Great photos! The deer with its reflection is wonderful!

Sandra said...

I have not seen or heard a bobolink in about 40 years, these pictures today are really so good.. love the blue one and all of them are amazing.

Nick V. said...

PS: Thank you for hosting!

Betty Crow said...

The falcons are awesome and I love the deer pic. That darn Grosbeak could have posed better, but it is still a great find. Thank you for hosting. Happy Saturday!

Red said...

The peregrine falcon is an interesting bird. I watched a camera on a nest box. It's also an example of a rescue bird after it was almost wiped out by DDT.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, nice collection of feathered friends. Thanks for sharing.

Sondra said...

Fine looking birds! Hope your Saturday is peaceful here the weather is not too good at the present!

Al said...

You see so many birds. Those bobolinks are so cute. Have a great weekend!

William Kendall said...

Your shot of the deer is my favourite of these.

Shannon W. said...

Deer are so beautiful and graceful. I love watching them.

Laura. M said...

It is always a pleasure to come and see nature as you show it to us. Eileen. Preciosas fotos.
Buen fin de semana.
Besos

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful birds.. Very nice series of pictures ..
Happy weekend my friend

Vicki said...

Awesome photos, and I'm impressed with your knowledge of these critters.

Nancy J said...

The Blue Grosbeak, love the branch there, and he is holding onto a vertical part, they are so clever with their tiny feet. My favourite today, although the reflections are wonderful too.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente e belo trabalho fotográfico.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

RedPat said...

Super deer pic but I love your bird shots, Eileen! Let us hope that is juice on the Waxwing!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Pretty photos, and the one with the reflections and the deer are magic! Very beautiful, Eileen!
Happy Weekend!

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen,
Tão belas as fotografias!
Criaturas maravilhosas que Deus criou na natureza para deleite do nosso olhar.
Abraços e bom domingo.
Ailime

Suko said...

Your photos are stunning, Eileen!

Our photos said...

Very nice ! Love the falcons !

Angie said...

Eileen - I have never seen a bobolink or blue grosbeak. Amazing. But my favorite is the Waxwing with the berry juice! Thanks for hosting!

happyone said...

So many beautiful critters. Like the deer reflection and the bobolinks best.

Gayle said...

I guess I've never seen a bobolink. Not what I expected. Pretty and cute though. Happy Day.

Michelle said...

The deer and its reflection is just the best. What a wonderful shot!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

So nice to see your critters tonight. I sure hated to miss taking part this week but we are here to help family and working every day. Enjoy your weekend!

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Great collection of creatures! Oh, I hope it's berry juice as well...love those Cedar Waxwings. Hope to see some move through our area this fall.

Linda W. said...

I like your first photo of the bobolinks and the falcon shot is good too!

Linda said...

Delightful images! The deer reflection is awesome.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Your pic of the Bobolinks is gorgeous, Eileen! You are fortunate to get shots of Peregrines...love them...so fast and furious!!...:)JP

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

A lovely variety of critter photos today.

Jenn Jilks said...

I didn't have a lot of critters this week! I thoroughly enjoyed yours!

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, what an incredible shot of the deer which to me seems to be running swiftly, but to capture the reflection too is wonderful. Win, win, I'd say. You had an abundance of critter friends to share today. It's a perfect time to be out and about.

Lois said...

So pretty Eileen! I love seeing the Bobolinks.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Love those Bobolinks. The bird banders must have been busy! Nice to see shots of the Peregrine Falcon. I see very few in my south Florida patch, and only had one photo-op over the years.

Anni said...

I haven't seen a Bobolink in years, great photos Eileen. All of them. I really can 'feel' the serenity surrounding that deer.


Your sharing is much appreciated with all of us at I'd Rather B Birdin'...thanks so much!

Noushka said...

Hi Eileen,
Great array of different species!
I wonder why the Green heron has this blackish spot on its face???
You too enjoy the week ahead :)

carol l mckenna said...

Oh another wonderful nature spot and fantastic photos!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores

Lynne said...

Beautiful photos . . .
from the Bobolinks, Deer and reflection . . .
Blue Grosbeek . . . and more . . .
I am amazed at all you can find to photograph . . .
Wonderful!

rainfield61 said...

Say hello to all your feathered critters.
Life is full of many different paths, somehow, we will meet at certain points.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Entering my link a little late, but Saturdays are always a hectic time here, Eileen. I loved seeing all your little bird photos as well as an eastern deer!

Cloudia said...

visiting you is like wandering in the park!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful birds -- I especially love seeing the blue grosbeak which I never see in real. (Beautiful even if he is trying to hide behind a branch!). You take the best pictures of perching birds -- they just seem to pose for you. Thank you so much for hosting. (I linked up really late Friday night (Pacific Time) and told myself i'd come back and comment when I woke up Saturday morning. (LOL -- I guess I lost the rest of the weekend somehow)! Happy Monday to you -- that bird in your post this morning is beautiful too!!

Lady Fi said...

Wow - wonderful shots! Love that deer and reflection.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Another wonderful selection of animals this week.
All photos are perfectly sharp, my compliments.
Best regards, Irma

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

Cute collection of birds capture . Keep commenting on my blog because I love your comments.

Jeanie said...

As always I am dazzled. And far behind! Beautiful images, Eileen!

Denise inVA said...

A beautiful series Eileen. Can’t pick a favorite. Enjoy your day and the rest of the week.

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely post, nice reflections and blue skies too.

All the best Jan

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